Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winston in Triumph

The other day our library had its annual Pet Show out on the back lawn. I usually go to pet everyone else's pets, but this year I brought my own: Winston!
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I felt bad leaving my other dog, Buster, home - he'd have loved to come too, but he's a little bigger and has a tendency to knock little children over and lick them when they're down. Winston is a bit more portable.
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We had a fabulous time. Winston has never had so much love in one day. He met other dogs,
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and was petted and had his ears skritched by child
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after child
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and if any noses got within his range, he kissed him. (Some of his victims regretted letting him do this: his breath could be better.) Whenever he seemed to get tired of being patted, I gave the next child a piece or two of kibble from a stash in my pocket. Pugs are very food-motivated; he perked right up again!

All of my fellow librarians who could, came out to meet him. We're a very dog-loving department.
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No pet who comes to the Pet Show leaves without his just reward. Winston is now officially the Best Kisser!
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All photos in this post courtesy of my friend Goldiebug, who usually gets stuck being our library photographer. Thanks so much!